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Knicks waive Samuel Dalembert; Heat waived players to avoid guaranteed deals

Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

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On Jan. 10, if a guy on an NBA roster has a non-guaranteed contract, it becomes fully guaranteed for the year.

To allow for time for a player to clear waivers before that happens, players on non-guaranteed deals being cut loose on Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be others, the deadline is 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The first wave of that has started and the biggest name out there is the Knicks center, Samuel Dalembert. This was expected but has been confirmed by Marc Stein of ESPN.

Dalembert is a shadow of himself as a defensive presence in the paint, but it is very possible some team will take a run at picking him up and seeing if he can help a little.

Davies is the former BYU star who had been a member of the Nets this season.

Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel had some interesting thoughts on the guys Miami cut loose.